Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: October 22, 2014
Northern Boulevard Old Westbury
New York 11568, United States
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2014) – The NYIT Department of Intercollegiate Athletics paired with the Town of North Hempstead of the second annual East Coast Conference Team Up to Clean Up on Friday, Oct. 17. The Bears assisted the town in cleaning up North Hempstead Beach Park; a park that has been around more than 40 years but has been littered on for an extended duration of time.
“The ECC Team Up To Clean Up is a great way for us to give back to our community, while keeping the environment healthy” said Alex Barbosa, a junior on the men’s soccer team.
Thanks to the help of our Bears, we were able to fill 55 bags of garbage along a newly created walking trail. Included in their finds were tons of golf balls from the golf course across the street, tires, wires, bottles, and cans.
“It was concerning to see how reckless people can be with their garbage” said head baseball coach Bob Malvagna. “There needs to be a better way to police illegal dumping.”